Indices Statsedit

Indices level stats provide statistics on different operations happening on an index. The API provides statistics on the index level scope (though most stats can also be retrieved using node level scope).

The following returns high level aggregation and index level stats for all indices:

GET /_stats

Specific index stats can be retrieved using:

GET /index1,index2/_stats

By default, all stats are returned, returning only specific stats can be specified as well in the URI. Those stats can be any of:


The number of docs / deleted docs (docs not yet merged out). Note, affected by refreshing the index.


The size of the index.


Indexing statistics, can be combined with a comma separated list of types to provide document type level stats.


Get statistics, including missing stats.


Search statistics including suggest statistics. You can include statistics for custom groups by adding an extra groups parameter (search operations can be associated with one or more groups). The groups parameter accepts a comma separated list of group names. Use _all to return statistics for all groups.


Retrieve the memory use of the open segments. Optionally, setting the include_segment_file_sizes flag, report the aggregated disk usage of each one of the Lucene index files.


Completion suggest statistics.


Fielddata statistics.


Flush statistics.


Merge statistics.


Shard request cache statistics.


Refresh statistics.


Warmer statistics.


Translog statistics.

Some statistics allow per field granularity which accepts a list comma-separated list of included fields. By default all fields are included:


List of fields to be included in the statistics. This is used as the default list unless a more specific field list is provided (see below).


List of fields to be included in the Completion Suggest statistics.


List of fields to be included in the Fielddata statistics.

Here are some samples:

# Get back stats for merge and refresh only for all indices
GET /_stats/merge,refresh
# Get back stats for type1 and type2 documents for the my_index index
GET /my_index/_stats/indexing?types=type1,type2
# Get back just search stats for group1 and group2
GET /_stats/search?groups=group1,group2

The stats returned are aggregated on the index level, with primaries and total aggregations, where primaries are the values for only the primary shards, and total are the cumulated values for both primary and replica shards.

In order to get back shard level stats, set the level parameter to shards.

Note, as shards move around the cluster, their stats will be cleared as they are created on other nodes. On the other hand, even though a shard "left" a node, that node will still retain the stats that shard contributed to.